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U. of Virginia board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault, but the policy lacks specificsOpen in a New Window

University of Virginia's board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault on campus, but critics point out the lack of any specifics.

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Obama administration seeks to cut off some aid to poorly performing teacher prep programsOpen in a New Window

Obama administration's proposed regulation would cut off TEACH Grant eligibility to poorly performing programs at colleges and universities.

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Education Secretary Duncan


Georgia Southern University investigating a professor accused of proselytizing in his classesOpen in a New Window

Georgia Southern U. is looking into claims that a history professor is pushing his own anti-evolution views in his classes at the public university.

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Competency-based bachelor's from Brandman could be glimpse of the futureOpen in a New Window

Brandman University goes all-in with a competency-based bachelor's degree that is online, available on a tablet, and not based on the credit hour. Its projected price tag? $10,000.

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Brandman University's Irvine campus


Australian government orders inquiry into foreign student plagiarizingOpen in a New Window

Education minister, concerned by reports of rampant cheating by international students, directs quality assurance agency to examine institutions' policies.


New presidents or provosts: Chattanooga Delaware Tech Gwinnett Holy Cross Ivy Tech Joliet Logan WellingtonOpen in a New Window

  • Mark T. Brainard, executive vice president at Delaware Technical Community College, has been selected as president there.
  • D. Glen Cannon, president of Chattahoochee Valley Technical College, in Alabama, has been appointed as president of Gwinnett Technical College, in Georgia.


Students protest lack of indictment in FergusonOpen in a New Window

Many voice outrage over lack of an indictment.

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Howard students after the news broke


Eckerd president criticized for his advice to students on how to avoid rapeOpen in a New Window

Leader of Eckerd angers students when he tells them to prevent sexual assault by drinking less and avoiding casual sex.

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Analysis says humanities Ph.D.s get take longer in coursework than dissertationsOpen in a New Window

New analysis suggests that time to degree for Ph.D.s may not be as lengthy as some assume, and that the key to shorter humanities doctorates may be coursework, not the dissertation.


Union activity leads to gains for adjuncts even when bids fail or stallOpen in a New Window

Union activity can lead to gains for adjuncts even when drives stall, fail or just loom.

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